Battleship Potemkin, Sergei Eisenstein’s 1925 masterpiece of film-making and Soviet propaganda, portrays mutiny in the Imperial navy.
Its most dramatic sequence is one of the most famous in cinema: the massacre on the Odessa Steps with its culminating scene of the falling perambulator. Accompanying the film, Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts a special arrangement of music from the symphonies of Shostakovich.
RepertoireFilm screening: Battleship Potemkin - Sergei Eisenstein's silent film with a score compiled from the symphonies of Shostakovich
There is no interval in this performance which ends at approximately 8.50pm
Royal Festival Hall at 6pm: pre-concert talk. Voices of Revolution Series Consultant Martin Sixsmith in conversation with Dr Phil Cavendish on Battleship Potemkin. Admission free.
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